Domain Name Services (DNS Services)
Basically when you register a domain name the way it works is you are getting the name through a primary registrar
This can be quite confusion so I will try to explain
Owning a domain name is just that, you own the name (in these examples we will be using scom.ca as an example on how this works and what really happens in the background.
Ok so we have registered scom.ca
When we registered the domain it was probably asking for name servers to be used
these names point to my dns servers that do the next step in the translation of where to go on the internet.
In order for you to surf to a website you basically need to translate www.scom.ca (for example) into an ip address
so for example www.scom.ca –> 126.96.36.199
So long story short to get to www.scom.ca
the domain registrar looks up the domain scom.ca
it then points to one of the dns servers (ns1.scom.ca for example as per above)
it is then the responsibility (the next step) for ns1.scom.ca to lookup what you are actually looking for (www.scom.ca)
which returns the 188.8.131.52 ip address
from there your browser (what you probably type www.scom.ca into)
then inserts that into the apache web server (a program that serves up the page)